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Old 09-05-2007, 09:08 AM   #15
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If you guys are using automotive wrecking yard rims, be sure they can handle the pressures your trailer tires use, which are typically higher than automotive pressures. Rims do have pressure ratings and I believe they are stamped inside.

There's a lot more to this than just matching bolt holes; the centering (hub or lug), the offset and the 'dishing' (space on the back side of the rim) are all important.
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Old 09-05-2007, 11:19 AM   #16
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Pete's right about the importance of getting a wheel with safe ratings for all of the parameters. On an original-equipment wheel, I would not expect to find a lot of information... width, bead style, and even offset are common, but I don't recall seeing a pressure rating on one. Aftermarket wheels may say more, because they are sold without a specific vehicle in mind. Too bad the aftermarket wheel web sites have so little useful information: even a load limit is rare.

Light truck wheels seem more likely than car wheels to be rated for the 50 PSI inflation pressure of Load Range C tires, but most egg owners are looking for 13" and 14" wheels, and trucks use bigger stuff.

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